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UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years
UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars…

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since…

Britain planning spaceport

Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites.

photos Photos: Supermoon wows stargazers

Readers and photographers snapped these photos of the most recent supermoon seen across NZ's skies.

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Las Tetas: The Plains video Las Tetas: The Plains

Watch The Plains, the new video from Auckland's Las…

Star Wars X-Wing fighter revealed video Star Wars X-Wing fighter revealed

Director JJ Abrams has revealed a first look at the…

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Supermoons delight for skywatchers
Supermoons delight for skywatchers

Stargazers are beaming at the prospect of an unusual supermoon phenomenon this year.

The galaxy running out of star fuel
The galaxy running out of star fuel

A galaxy more than 12 billion light years from Earth is heading for a "red and dead" future because it is running out of…

Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?
Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?

Astrophysicists are mystified after concluding that 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing.

Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist
Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist

US scientists have said two distant Earth-like planets, which some believed might be able to harbour life, do not actually…

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Kiwis help discover Earth-like planet
Kiwis help discover Earth-like planet

Kiwi astronomers have played a role in the discovery of an Earth-like planet whose peculiar orbit stands…

India: Cheap voyages to final frontier

India has declared itself the world's leader in cheap space exploration after its prime minister claimed that its Mars mission…

Earth-like world a 'stone's throw' away

Astronomers have discovered an alien planet that could offer some of the most Earth-like conditions seen to date in the…

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the…

China sets sights on Mars after successful Moon mission

Sovereignty in outer space is always a tricky subject, but out of all the lifeless rocks in the Solar System it was safe…

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday…

Space-tourism balloon passes tests

A US company has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon to let tourists float…

Plan to catch asteroid, haul it to moon

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.

United Launch Alliance hits back at SpaceX
United Launch Alliance hits back at SpaceX

After weeks of taunts by Elon Musk's spunky space start-up, Amercia's most established rocket-launch…

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